The pebble experiment ends

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Today I turned off my pebble watch.  It has been placed in my “history of tech” pile.  I loved the smartwatch concept since Kickstarter made headlines with the Pebble.  When I (eventually) got the watch I was pleasantly surprised with the look and the basic functionality.  After the recent OS upgrade, it felt like a new watch, with much more features and use cases.    However, the connectivity with iOS always sucked for me.  To this day notifications passed phone/text were very hit and miss. Starting a run and wondering if the Runkeeper App would work irritated.  I tried full re-installs and full application rebuilds but I could never say “it just worked” for me.  And in this day and age “it just works” is the norm for consumer tools.    So, thank  you Pebble for upping the game.  I’m excited to see Motorola’s announcements today and what is to come from apple but I think this is where we end our journey.

2 Comments »

  1. Dave Hay Said,

    March 19, 2014 @ 9:13 am

    Interesting, I’ve had no real problems with notifications, albeit I don’t use Runekeeper. I did, for a while, experiment with email notifications, but that got too darn distracting.

    However, I still lurv my Pebble, despite paying a huge amount of customs / import duty on the darn thing :-)

  2. Dave Hay Said,

    March 19, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

    Time for a new smart-watch ? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/03/18/android_wear_google_launch/

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